A student and member of staff at Tameside College have both been given awards by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, for their services and contributions to the community.
Hospitality and catering student, Sean Power-Tarbatt, was awarded for his progression during his course as well as his attitude to work. Sylvia Knowles, a learning support officer, was given her award for going above and beyond in supporting students throughout their time at the college.
Each year, the High Sheriff honours those he has met throughout his time in office, including individuals, charities and organisations.
This year’s High Sheriff, Garry Yeung, saw firsthand the work Sean and Sylvia had been involved in, and decided to reward their successes after a visit to Tameside College last year. The annual ceremony took place on April 9th at the Trafford Centre’s Yang Sing restaurant.
A delighted Sean said: “I am honoured and amazed to have to have won this award; I couldn’t believe that the High Sheriff picked me. Sylvia, who has supported me throughout my time at Tameside College, is fantastic and I don’t think I could have done so well without her.”
Jackie Moores, principal of Tameside College, said: “I am extremely proud of Sean and Sylvia, and all that they have achieved. The awards they received were very well deserved and they are a credit to the college. Thank you to Gerry Yeung, the High Sheriff, for including the college in his awards.”